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Sofa-Bed Sleeper Uncomfortable

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#1 windsormonaco



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 02:33 PM

We purchased a year ago a 2001 Monaco Windsor 40-foot diesel pusher with two slideouts. The sofa bed sits on the forward slideout. The sofa is extremely comfortable to sit and I think the previous owner had it recovered in some really soft light tan leather. However, the bed portion sags in the middle with two large adult boys on it. I am wondering if it's just a cheap sofa with a very old mattress or is the whole thing junk.


If it's just the mattress, I don't know how to find a mattress that would work in the sofa. I guess, I could check to see if I can find a manufacturer label on it. 


If I decide to replace the whole thing with a more expensive plush sofa with a comfortable mattress, couldn't I just use a nice sofa bed couch in the RV?  If so, how does it mount to the floor of the slide-out? I am assuming once I let out the slide, perhaps the mounting bolts will be visible underneath the slideout.


We're very new at this.  I am already looking at replacing the tires and will be using the Michelin FMCA program for 6 new tires. Also considering replacing the batteries as we are not sure when they were manufactured. They are Trojans.


Any and all help appreciated. We are in the Grand Prairie/Arlington, Texas area.

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#2 DickandLois


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:34 AM



Take the measurements of the length, width and thickness of the mattress. The look around for a hidabed  mattress that might fit the frame.

Should be something on the market and with different firmness numbers. 



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#3 hermanmullins


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 07:12 PM



Welcome to the Forum.


I have a question, not to be a smartalec, but have you ever seen a comfortable hide a bed? The oouch in your coach is made for mounting in a floor. It has a metal frame that is secured to the floor with through bolts. If you raise the couch you should be able to see the mounting bolts. If you can find a replacement couch with a metal frame then it might work. (besides I raised the sons that all grew to over 6 feet tall and they could sleep on any thing, at anytime and any where.)


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:58 PM

When we first had the sofa bed used by friends we later found that the mattress had a air mattress built inside that needed to be filled when in use.  Just think how dumb we felt. 

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#5 MichaelC



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 11:47 AM

We use a memory foam topper when the couch is folded out.  During the day we store the topper on the bed in the bedroom.  Some times it is a little cumbersome folding the topper and then getting it back to the bedroom, but not that big of a deal - makes a world of difference for the couch bed.

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#6 Dapperdan



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:53 AM

2nd that. Memory foam topper is the way to go.


Bought ours on Overstock for $150. 4in thick memory foam. Rolls right up & we place it under our main bed.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 09:52 AM

One more small note, I have in the past used a piece of plywood placed over the original couch and then the memory foam topper.


This takes the sag out and like a previous post can be stored out of sight in many other places in the coach.



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#8 wanderinghobo



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 04:36 PM

We replaced our sleeper sofa mattress with an Air Dream Mattress. I could not believe how absolutely comfortable it is! It has an inflatable air chamber over coils that truely makes this thing feel like a real mattress. If you haven't seen one you can google their website or find them on Amazon.com 

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